It doesn’t really matter if you are traveling with kids or not, theme parks are always a good excuse for an unforgettable stop along the way.
We were traveling around Bavaria (Germany) this summer and have visited some theme parks as well. Some are more or less appropriate when traveling with kids, but some have great attractions for adults as well.
Check out our pick of best theme parks in Bavaria
Märchenwald Isartal (The Fairy-tale land)
The Märchenwald Isartal is mostly appropriate only for little kids, but there are some attractions, which also kids from 7-9 years will enjoy. You will walk around the park passing display windows where different fairy-tales are presented. You can even listen to fairy-tale stories in English and of course German.
Märchenwald Isartal has one space for toddlers as well, as they mostly cannot use the different train rides, slides, carousels… There’s even a small adrenalin park, which put a shine on me too.
The park is enjoyable also during the hot summer days as it is located in the middle of a forest, providing great shades.
Coordinates: 47°54’33.9″N 11°26’19.1″E (The Märchenwald Isartal is only 40 kilometers away from Munich)
Ravensburger Spieleland (The play land)
I am sure you have already heard for puzzles or maybe some other table-plays from Ravensburger brand. The Ravensburger Spieleland Park is a mixture of attractions for toddlers and older kids. There are even some attractions, which adults will enjoy, but we would not recommend a visit to the park without kids.
Out of typical train and boat rides, carousels and slides, there’s also a big play-ground area where kids will enjoy playing with water and sand. Don’t even forget to bring your swimming-suit as you can enjoy some freshening up at different areas, while passing all these fun attractions.
Kids will for sure like the car-driving school, where they can get their driving license or a garage, where they learn how to change tires on the car. A nice area is also a farm area, where kids become little farmers with driving a tractor and by visiting the real farm animals.
Ravensburger Spieleland would not be the right one without the main thing – puzzles. You can find a pretty big shady area with different levels of puzzles (also 3D), which you can borrow and construct.
Coordinates: 47°42’33.5″N 9°35’43.0″E
I bet Lego bricks don’t need any special introduction. I adored them when I was a kid and making a stop at LEGOLAND was something I just could not left out when traveling around Bavaria. After all, seeing 56 million Legos at one place is absolutely amazing.
No matter if you are enjoying a train ride, carousal, rollercoaster, or a visit to a pyramid, police station, pirate’s boat, doing a safari ride, canoeing… everything is made out of Legos – or at least the look is like everything would be made out of Legos.
A great thing about LEGOLAND is, you can also visit the theme park without kids and you will not look silly at all. Lots of attractions are great to enjoy even being an adult. Well, the whole LEGOLAND is more or less appropriate for bigger kids, as almost all attractions have height limitation to 90 or even 120 cm.
Luckily there’s also a nice looking toddlers (Duplo) area with small slides, houses, water, so bring your swimming suit to really enjoy this place.
Coordinates: 48°25’24.4″N 10°17’43.3″E
Playmobil Fun park
The Playmobil Fun park is one of the rare theme parks that is open all year round. It’s large indoor playing area is perfect on a rainy or snowy day. Nevertheless, to enjoy the Playmobil Fun park to the fullest, we’d definitely recommend you to visit it when the weather is also good to play outside.
Playmobil Fun Park is great for the little ones, as its attractions are good for children aged 3 and more. Nevertheless, our Ren, with only 16 months, still enjoyed a lot there. He put a shine on different figures and sandbox where full of toys were waiting for him.
We will for sure need to come back, when he gets a bit older as he’d love the medieval castle with climbing wall, pirate ship, gold mine…
You can read more about the Playmobil Fun park here.
Playmobil Fun parks is close to the Nuremberg and that is why the city is a great base. You can reach the park in 30 minutes by car, what makes it a perfect family destination for a half day trip.
Coordinates: 49°25’47.6” / N10°56’12.5”
Sky Walk Allgäu
We loved this place and that is not only because Sky Walks are becoming more and more popular these days. Walking along the wooden path, which is set 40 meters above the ground, is beautiful.
The views on treetops and surrounding hills will inspire you in such way you won’t really be able to leave the place.
There’s even a special area, where the wooden floors are exchanged for a more adrenalin feel – you will need to climb over the interlaced net – kids will enjoy this for sure as well.
Underneath the Sky Walk Allgäu is also a great play-ground area for kids with the tube slide, obstacle course, adventure playground, barefoot trail, discovery stations in the woods. A stop there is a great family fun for sure.
Coordinates for the parking area: 47°33’47.4″N 9°49’57.3″E
The Augsburg’s ZOO
The Zoos may not be the perfect example of the theme parks, but nevertheless, we can also place them into the same category.
There is also a nice outdoor playing area, which kids will enjoy for sure.
Coordinates for the parking area: 48°20’56.2″N 10°54’58.0″E
No matter which theme park you decide to visit, everyone have attractions for kids and with that also full range of places to grab lunch or a quick snack. If you want to provide your kids with some great and unforgettable family fun, theme parks are definitely the place to be.
*Travel tip – the best time to visit the theme parks to avoid the crowds are spring and autumn months. It also helps to avoid visiting during weekends.
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